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Cedar Park PD: 10 arrested in major drug bust

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Cedar Park Police announced a major drug bust Wednesday after concluding a seven-month investigation with several other law enforcement agencies.

They say Operation Clean Sweep began last September after they received a tip about high level narcotics activity in Cedar Park and the surrounding area. A multi-agency team determined that three groups were acting in cooperation to manufacture, transport and distribute drugs.

So far, 10 people have been arrested, including 28-year-old Matthew Eric Weiner (pictured). He was arrested at his home on April 27, with approximately 40 pounds of marijuana that he confessed to purchasing in Portland, Oregon and shipped to Austin, police say.

Weiner faces charges for possession of marijuana and intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance in addition to a parole violation.

During the rest of the operation, Cedar Park PD says officers also seized seven pounds of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), 230 prescription pills, six bottles of prescription syrup, 64 pounds of marijuana, 274 grams of cocaine, 14 grams of psilocybin, $190,194 in drug profits, three pistols and seven assault rifles. The street value of the drugs is approximately $252,700.

Cedar Park PD says they conducted Operation Clean Sweep in partnership with the Leander Police Department, the Dallas and Austin Divisions of the DEA, the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Counterdrug Task Force.

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